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The player of the team Boston Uprising Jonathan "DreamKazper" Sanchez was removed from the OWL matches for an undetermined term due to a suspicion of relations with his underage fangirl.
Initially, they were just talking, she warned that she was 14 but it didn’t bother him. They started playing together, he was taking care of her and at some point, she couldn’t resist his attention and their relationship “got to a new level” and more specifically, it came to the exchange of intimate pictures on Snapchat. Things were going well for Jonathan until she found out that he had flirted with other women. After that, the girl told about their relationship, an investigation started and there is a chance that the player may be kicked from League and a criminal case can even be initiated.
The girl’s full statement is below:
“I want to address something that I’ve kept in the dark for too long. I am Lily, I am 14 years old and in 9th grade. I was taken advantage of by a 21-year-old player for the Overwatch League. He abused his power as a player to coerce me into sending him nude pictures and engaging in explicit facetime activities.
I have an account on Twitter with the purpose of posting Overwatch League content to support my favorite teams. One day out of the blue, I was followed by one of the players for Boston Uprising, DreamKazper. It caught me off guard but I was ﬂattered, so l dmed him thanking him for the follow. He continued to strike up conversations, which made me feel special that an Overwatch League player actually wanted to talk to me.
During one of the first conversations, he offered to buy me a PC copy of Overwatch. I thought it was strange he was offering to spend money on me, but l was still in shock it was all happening. l accepted and we played together, sometimes with some teammates of his.
Early into the friendship, I had told Kaz l was only 14. I had ﬁgured it would have drove him away, but he continued to have interest in talking to me which I didn’t mind. Over the ﬁrst few days we talked, he progressively got more and more flirty. Complimenting my appearance, and making sexual innuendos, that I shrugged off at the time.
As time progressed, it became apparent that we were more than friends. Things started getting sexual very quickly. I had recently gotten out of a relationship and was incredibly vulnerable. The attention he was giving me had blinded me from seeing that what was happening was wrong.
He followed a few of my mutuals at the time and we have a group chat that we added him to. He brought the some sexual comments over into the group chat, knowing most of us were underage. He would continually joke about having my friends nudes, and even told the story of him losing his virginity. The group chat has thousands of messages so l could not scroll back up enough to find his texts on it.
Very quickly things escalated between us and I was given his phone number and Snapchat. On Snapchat things disappear quickly, so we would engage in sexual conversations that lead to me sending him a total of two explicit images. He would send me shirtless pictures or him in his boxers on Snapchat, but on Facetime everything was exposed. I obviously cannot show that proof but the things he has said in screenshots seems to backup my claim. I have proof that we facetimed, the screenshot has a few numbers unblurred to confirm his phone number is actually him.
At the time, it felt nice to have an Overwatch League player be so heavily interested in me. It brought me a lot of conﬁdence, and at die time I was so wrapped up in it, I didn't realize how wrong the situation was.
I developed feelings for Kaz, which I could tell were unhealthy by as intense as they were getting. He had called me his "dream girl" and really toyed with my feelings. I came to the realization that as a relationship we couldn't wank. Our ages were too far apart and it was starting to feel wrong. At this point I completely cut him out of my life. I later discovered he had been talking to other girls as well, not to mention having a girlfriend at the time.
Alter talking with close friends on the subject over the course of a month, I realized what a power dynamic it was. I'm stepping forward to hope this doesn’t happen to anyone in the future.
DreamKazper should have known better to engage in explicit activity with someone seven years younger than him, especially when he represents a team. He used his social status to blind and take advantage of me.”